MORE than 40 colleagues from financial services company Together will make up the biggest team in this year’s Manchester Sleepout to help Manchester’s homeless people off the streets.
They hope to raise more than £4,000 for the Booth Centre, a charity that helps homeless people move into safe accommodation. The volunteers, along with representatives from over 35 other Manchester-based businesses, will sleep rough in the city’s Cathedral Gardens on Friday 8th November.
And Together’s personal finance and commercial CEOs, Pete Ball and Marc Goldberg, will join their colleagues from the company’s charity fundraising team – Let’s Get Giving.
The lender is co-sponsoring the overnight charity challenge and donating water bottles to the fundraisers on the night.
Marc Goldberg, commercial CEO at Together, said:
“Homelessness in Manchester is something we’ve all witnessed and we are proud to be playing our part in helping people off the streets. We hope everyone can get behind us and support the Booth Centre no matter how big or small the donation.”
Personal finance CEO Pete Ball said he is “delighted” to be supporting the event along with a group of our colleagues:
“Our Let’s Get Giving team do a fantastic job in supporting exceptional charities and this challenge to support Manchester’s homeless is our chance to help make a difference in our local community.”
The Booth Centre, which is hosting the event for the ninth year, has helped 271 homeless people into accommodation in the last 12 months.
Amanda Croome, CEO at the Booth Centre, said:
“We’re inviting people to sleep out for the night so that others don’t have to. We’re raising vital funds which will help us continue supporting people who are homeless to move into safe accommodation. We’re grateful for Together’s support this year and want to say a big thank you to everybody who is taking part on the night.”